Workers walk past solar panels and wind turbines (rear) at a newly-built power plant in Hami, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Workers walk past solar panels and wind turbines (rear) at a newly-built power plant in Hami, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Five plants, four transmission networks established in Benban

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019
CAIRO – 14 January 2019: Five plants with a total capacity of 230 megawatts were established in Benban Solar Park. The first, having a capacity of 50 megawatts, got connected to the grid, while the rest are still in the experimental phase.

Benban Solar Park is located in Aswan. It is the largest worldwide, housing 40 solar plants with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts.

Head of the Projects Sector at the Upper Egypt Division of the Egyptian Company for Power Transmission Ahmed Fathy told Egypt Today that the four plants will start operation by the end of January.

Fathy added that four transmission networks have been accomplished. The capacity of each is 500 megawatts. Three of them have already been connected to the grid, while the fourth will be connected by the end of January. Fathy affirmed this is the first time in Egypt that transmission networks finish before the power plant.

Benban Solar Park project consists off our phases. The first of which was inaugurated by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in July 2018.

 
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